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  K2 2004: K2 South A night at Camp III: We have reached 7350 meters: Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition


K2 2004 - 50 years later

K2 South: A night at Camp III: We have reached 7350 meters.  The climbers will sleep at camp III tonight.  Due to bad weather, operations have slowed down and the set up phase of the large tent, South Col at over 7500 meters will be stalled by one day

Base Camp on K2 South side: “We are pretty tired and this morning’s high winds have erased our path in the snow above us.” This is the voice of Stefano Zavka in radio contact at 1400 hours, whose voice betrays the tiredness caused by the above 7000 meter altitude.

Accompanied by Karl Unterkircher, Tarcisio Bello, Walter Nones, Pierangelo Maurizio and Paolo Confortola, Stefano has just in the past few minutes reached the tent at Camp III which was placed at 7350 meters a few days ago.  The team’s objective is to move the tent to a higher altitude, above 7500 meters.

“We have already installed a small deposit tent which will serve us in the transfer of equipment”, confirms Stefano.  This morning’s bad weather though has slowed the climb and the time needed for the transfer of camp III is now a too tight. For this reason, the group, in agreement with team leader Agostino Da Polenza, have decided to dealy the transfer operations until tomorrow morning.  The six climbers will sleep at camp III tonight and tomorrow morning at dawn, they will take down the tent and relocate it higher up the shoulder of K2 and then descend to camp 1.

copyright Italian expedition Everest/K2 2004 expedition Expedition

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